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Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Shopping at Independent Retailers

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The holiday shopping season, like everything else, is looking a little different this year. Sure, there were still people at malls at 6 a.m. yesterday for Black Friday sales, but nothing compared to years past. Today, it’s Small Business Saturday, and the perfect opportunity to support independent retailers. Small businesses have been hit especially hard during the pandemic and could use our patronage more than ever.

A lot of the time, when people think of small businesses, their mind immediately goes to those in their local area. That’s great—and also really important if you want to make sure they stay open. But thanks to the magic of the internet, we now have access to small businesses across the country, too, where we can shop for items unavailable in our neighborhood without having to rely on major corporate retailers. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of the many small businesses to support today (and the rest of the year as well):

SHIMA’ of Navajoland

Owned and operated by members of the Navajo Nation, SHIMA’ of Navajoland makes premium handmade soap, body and wellness products using traditional methods.

Tenement Museum

Not only does the Tenement Museum, located in New York City’s Lower East Side, provide visitors with a glimpse into the past, they also have one of the best gift shops around. They are currently offering 30% off site-wide through November 30th with code GIVETHANKS. Plus, all orders with subtotal of $200+ will receive a free 2021 TM Wall Calendar; offer valid December 31st with code 2021.

Uncle Nearest

Named after Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first known African-American master distiller, Uncle Nearest was co-founded Fawn Weaver, the first woman and the first African-American to lead a major spirit brand, in 2017. But it’s more than an incredible history: Uncle Nearest makes award-winning whiskey.

The Arcade

This isn’t one small business as much as it is several under the same ornate roof. The Arcade Cleveland opened in May of 1890 as the first indoor shopping center in America, and today is home to a variety of locally owned shops (many of which ship their products).

The Alabama Booksmith

Even though the showroom is currently closed, The Alabama Booksmith offers worldwide shipping on their books—all of which are signed by the author.

Clearly, there are far, far more small businesses out there that could use our support. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments!

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